Managing Problems in Public Procurement of regional bus transport involved in an EU infrigiment process
2009 (English)In: Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport: Contractural Setting, Delft: Delft University of Technology , 2009Conference paper (Other academic)
Today, 13% of the EU’s GNP is disbursed through public procurement; accordingly, the use of public procurement is seen as an important tool in the EU’s vision of becoming the most competitive economy in the world by 2010. However, to achieve this vision, the regulations concerning public procurement must be followed. This paper discusses management problems encountered in the public procurement of regional bus transport. The question of management problems is empirically explored in the case of an EC infringement procedure regarding a procurement made in Sweden. When faced with EU legal action, various actors are forced to interact and it is shown in the paper how difficult it can be to change the decisions taken in a regional traffic procurement, even thou the procurement is appealed. The theoretical relevance of the paper explains the management problems by seeing them as conflicts between different bureaucratic structures.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Delft: Delft University of Technology , 2009.
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-21789ISBN: 978-90-5638-221-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-21789DiVA: diva2:241716
The Eleventh International Conference on Competition and Ownership in Land Passenger Transport